The prototype dress made for Judy Garland during the classic 1939 film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ is up for sale.
While the dress wasn’t actually used in the film, Catherine Williamson of Bonhams auction house says it is certainly still a collector’s item.
“It doesn’t appear on screen but we do have stills of Judy Garland modeling it. They took pictures and then the producers would take a look and see if they liked it or whether they wanted to make more tweaks,” she says.
Film studio Metro Goldwyn-Mayer sold the dress in the 1970s and it has had several owners since.
Garland’s prototype dress is expected to fetch up to $320k when it is sold by Bonhams in New York on November 24th.
The original dress Garland actually wore in the film sold for $480,000 at auction in 2012, according to CNN.